Several news organizations reported that a deal had been reached during talks brokered by Egypt. However, according to Reuters
, Israelâ€™s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said:
"Until you're there, you're not there."
Mark Regev, an Israeli spokesman, told CNN that the negotiations are still on going.
The Associated Press
and ABC News
are both saying that Hamas officials are saying a ceasefire has not been agreed to, but that a deal is hopefully close.
The New York Times
is also reporting that shortly after the cease-fire rumors began, several journalists in Gaza observed residents running from their homes to collect leaflets dropped by the Israeli military warning residents of specific neighborhoods in the north of the territory that will be targeted for air strikes and to move out of their homes.
At 12:12 EST, Reuters stated via their Facebook page
that Egyptian officials have confirmed that Gaza truce talks still ongoing, but officials are still hopeful for an agreement Tuesday night.